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I just saw a question asking if people preferred Hunger Games or the Twilight Saga. I didn't see Hunger Games.

Everyone asked picked HG. I only saw the Twilight Saga. Can someone give me a good summation of HG? (No "just hating on" Twilight, please)

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It's a book first, which you should totally read first :) It's a story about a teen girl who has to compete in the Hunger Games- a competition to the death between young people from around the country. It's set in the future where civilization has broken down and all that is left is one rich city and a bunch of starving provinces. Great book!

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Thanks so much
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if you never saw the hunger games, then dont answer it.

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I'd like to know something about it. I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and have to be careful about what I watch. That's why I'm asking. A summation can be given without giving away anything like Mirror_sea did. But thanks anyway.
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my brother saw it, but i didnt. he said it was very violent, and alot of teenagers died in it. i would reccomend you not seeing it since you have PTSD.
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Thank you so very much. That is probably the best answer I could have gotten, Hunter.
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your welcome
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Here's a quick summary of The Hunger Games ( First Book) : ~Winning Means Fame and Fortune. Losing means certain Death. The Hunger Games Have Begun......In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death – televised for all of Panem to see.

Survival is second nature for sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss steps in to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh survival against humanity and life against love.~

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Wow, Brewers, that's great. I'm just picturing this to be a little much for me, though maybe, I mean in the violence department? And it doesn't necessarily have to be violence that's SEEN, but even violence that's implied or HEARD. Like there were places in Twilight I had to cover my eyes and sometimes ears. But, they weren't real people. This is, right? You make it seem so interesting, but yet there's part of me that's afraid - part of my PTSD. ????? I want you to go on, but will you consider what I've said? Thank you soooo much!!!
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Please...feel free to comment one way or the other. :-)
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Yes, well it is considered violent due to having the teenagers being the tributes and all. Although the movie was rated PG-13, there was still some violence shown. Now, since I am effected differently from you, which I respect, I had no problem with this, maybe due to the fact that I've read the books in advance. Also, since it is a "fight to the death" scenario, weapons are involved. Now, If you do decide to see it, I would recommend not watching the Cornucopia scene, aka "the bloodbath". This will probably effect you the most.
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If you would like me to tell you the whole story, I would be glad too. Although, I will try my best to leave out the violent details.
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Actually, I would like for you to. I never enjoy watching a movie the first time (unless it's a comedy) because I can be surprised for the worst. I don't know if you saw Twilight or not, but it's like not knowing the catch to the last long scene. My best friend knew I would need to know that or I would get too upset. Now, to someone else, that scene made the movie. I couldn't have handled not knowing. Thank you. Please continue.
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I have seen all of the Twilight Saga except for BD: Part 2. I feel like I have to read the books in order to understand the movies of any book series. Before I continue I would recommend reading the THG series. In the movie, some scenes are left out, and you wouldn't have known that without reading the book before seeing the movie. This way, you will have a full understanding of what is happening in the movie. My summary will take many posts, as a future warning, as it is a quite long story.

The reaping is a nerve-wracking time because it determines which boy and girl, ages 12 to 18, will serve as the district's tributes in the Hunger Games. Two tributes are drawn in each of the 12 districts, and those tributes are sent to an arena where they fight until only one tribute remains alive. The victor gets to return home, and the victor's district is showered with gifts — namely food. The Games, put on by the Capitol, are meant to punish the 12 districts of Panem as well as to remind them of the Dark Days and how the 13th district was obliterated for its uprising against the tyrannical and cruel Capitol.

Against all odds, Prim's name is selected at the reaping. Katniss volunteers to take the place of her younger sister and becomes District 12's girl tribute for the 74th Hunger Games. Peeta Mellark, a boy Katniss' age and the son of the baker, is selected as the other tribute. She remembers Peeta and the kindness he demonstrated toward her when they were children, giving her a burnt piece of bread so that she wouldn't starve. Peeta's selection doesn't bode well for Katniss, who feels that she owes Peeta for saving her life when they were children, which is inconvenient considering she's now expected to kill him in the Hunger Games.

Before she leaves, Katniss says goodbye to her mother and Prim; to Madge, the mayor's daughter who gives her the mockingjay pin, a recurring symbol in the novel; to Peeta's father the baker; and to Gale, for whom her feelings are already conflicted, wavering between friendship and love.

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After the ceremonies, the tributes begin their training. Haymitch coaches Katniss and Peeta together, per their request, and instructs them to keep their biggest strengths a secret from the other tributes. For Katniss, this means staying away from archery. After many years of hunting game in the woods, her prowess with the bow and arrow are unrivaled. The Gamemakers reward her skills, and her feistiness, with a score of 11 out of 12 during her private session with them. Peeta's biggest asset is his strength, so he stays away from weight lifting while he's around the other tributes. Haymitch tells them to remain together at all times, too. They are to appear inseparable, which, as the training goes on, becomes increasingly tiring for Katniss, who can't decide whether Peeta's kindness and compliments are genuine or simply a part of a scheme for winning the Games.
Then, just before their interviews, Peeta asks Haymitch to coach him separately. This angers Katniss, who feels betrayed, but decides that she and Peeta aren't friends and the sooner they stop pretending they are, the better things will be. At the interview, however, Peeta professes his love for Katniss, and the audience believes they are star-crossed lovers, trapped in an arena where their love cannot survive. Katniss is furious with Peeta for making her look weak in front of the audience and the other tributes. Haymitch and Cinna, however, assure Katniss that Peeta has given her an advantage, making her appear desirable.
The 74th Hunger Games begin with the tributes rising up from below ground. They stand in a circle around the metal Cornucopia, a giant golden horn that holds supplies and weapons, meant to lure the tributes in for a bloodbath. Haymitch has instructed Katniss not to run toward the Cornucopia, but to run as far away as she can and find water immediately. Upon seeing a bow and quiver of arrows, however, Katniss questions Haymitch's advice and readies herself to retrieve them from the Cornucopia, but as she does so, she sees Peeta shaking h
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head at her, which distracts her long enough to make her miss the opening gong that releases the tributes. She runs in just far enough to retrieve a single backpack and then takes off into the woods, where she is most comfortable. She runs all day, placing as much distance as she can between herself and the other tributes, while taking stock of her surroundings. The woods calm her, but she's unable to find water.

That first night, while sleeping in a tree, she sees that the Careers, the tributes from the wealthier districts, have formed an alliance and are hunting the weakest tributes together. She is shocked to see that Peeta is a part of their group and decides that she can't trust him after all, that he distracted her at the Cornucopia on purpose, and that he has been misleading her all along. When she sets out the next day, she still can't find water and is close to death when she finally discovers a small pond. While in the arena, Katniss constantly has to battle hunger, dehydration, the other tributes, and the Gamemakers, who are able to send violent fires and explosions through the woods.
One night, the Careers and Peeta pin Katniss in a tree. Rue, the young tribute from District 11 hiding in a nearby tree, silently points out a tracker jacker nest to Katniss. Katniss cuts the nest loose, dropping it on the Careers and Peeta early the next morning. The tracker jackers kill the girl from District 4 and Glimmer, the beautiful tribute from District 1. Katniss gets stung a few times herself but is able to escape.

As she's running, she remembers the bow and arrows that Glimmer had. She goes back to retrieve them before the hovercraft comes to take away Glimmer's dead body. Hallucinating from the tracker jacker venom, Katniss has a hard time concentrating, and she can hear the footsteps of the Careers returning. It's Peeta who finds her and tells her to run. He stays to fight off Cato, the violent boy tribute from District 2, and saves Katniss' life, again making her question Peeta's motives and wonder whether
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OKAY, This seems to be taking forever, so I will just send you a link to the summary:

http://www.cliffsnotes.com/study_guide/literature/hunger-games/book-summary.html
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Thank you for your kindness, Brewer. I think maybe this movie is not for me. It seems kind of sad and hopeless for me in the sense people have to die. Someone wrote and told me a lot of teenagers get killed in it and I think that would remind me too much of something in the past. But your writing is exquisite and I think perhaps you should write a book of your own. I hope I didn't ruin BD2 for you. I think out of all of them, if I HAD to pick, Twilight and this one would have to be my favorites. I've seen it 3 times....so far.
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You are very welcome. Thanks for the wonderful comment of believing that I could write a book of my own. It's funny because when I was younger, I would always write stories whenever I got bored. Too bad I can't find them, otherwise I would have continued to finish them. Don't worry, you didn't ruin anything for me. I've already read all four books, plus my friends tell me about the movie all the time. To be honest, I lived the Twilight Saga as books, not the movies. Don't get me wrong, but the movies weren't that great. Although they have had success, It seems as though they haven't struck me as outstanding or anything like that. Over time, the movies have gotten better little by little. In today's society, Hollywood/ Movie Directors seems to leave out major and/or minor details. For example, a some-what major event got left out of THG. And of course I understand that movies are basically limited. Although, in today's world, these fan bases of either Twilight or THG are so huge that they honestly don't care if their respected movies are 3-5 hours long...
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* liked..lol not lived
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I had your back all the time! Thanks for all your precious time. You're the bestest and most patient answerer I've EVER seen! Now, GO WRITE A BOOK!!!! And mention my name...it's Susan, and I'll be eternally grateful!
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You're welcome. Sometimes, I guess I have nothing else better to do, lol. But honestly, no problem. If I do start writing a book, I'll make sure Susan is the main character, now the only problem is; I have to think what I want this story to be about :)
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Oh, cool!!!!! Thank you, Brewers!!
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